Our Services

At VisionSense Eyecare, we have grown through the years to keep up with the eyecare needs of our community. We are proud to offer a variety of services to help our patients reach their optimal eye health.

Services we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Full-scope family focused optometry
  • Comprehensive eye examinations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ocular conditions
  • Urgent and emergency ocular diagnosis and treatment (eye injuries, eye infections, sudden loss or change of vision, sudden onset floaters or flashes of light in vision)
  • Ocular disease assessment and management - glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, macular degeneration, ocular side effects of use of high risk medications (plaquenil, tamoxifen), etc.
  • Retinal Photography and Anterior Segment Photography (photo documentation of conditions of the front surfaces and back internal structure of the eyes)
  • OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) imaging for diagnosis and monitoring of Glaucoma, Diabetic Maculopathy, Macular Degeneration, and other optic nerve and retinal conditions)
  • Binocular Vision services (strabismus and amblyopia "lazy eye," reading and school related vision problems)
  • Low Vision services (assessments, magnifiers and additional aids, coordination with CNIB)
  • LASIK and cataract surgery co-management
  • Contact lens fitting, instruction, and ongoing care/ management
  • Great selection of eyeglasses for all different style preferences
  • Sports glasses, safety glasses, sunglasses (including prescription swim goggles)
  • Fitting and adjustment of glasses, Eyeglass repairs
  • Eyeglass accessories (cleaning solution and refills, microfibre cloths, Opti-Fog refills, Ready-made reading glasses, make-up glasses, and more)
  • Nutritional supplements and ocular pharmaceuticals (eye drops, vitamins, eyelid care products)
  • Nutrition Advice relating to eye health
  • Dry Eye and Lid Disease treatment and support: supplements, eye drops, dry eye management accessories, BlephEx Lid Treatments
  • Dry Eye support (supplements, eye drops, dry eye management accessories)
  • Excellent rapport and coordination with physicians and ophthalmologists, as well as other healthcare providers

With recent changes in Optometry's Scope of Practice here in Saskatchewan, Doctor's of Optometry are now able to prescribe all medications to treat Glaucoma, as well as oral medications that are used in the treatment of various ocular conditions.

We have also recently updated our technology at VisionSense Eyecare to include Retinal Photography and OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) scans, and BlephEx Lid Treatments (for management of Blepharitis, Meibomitis, and Ocular Rosacea). This means less travel for our patients as we are able to provide more in-depth imaging and better, earlier diagnosis of ocular conditions, and treatments not previously available in our community.

The OCT has many uses including early diagnosis and monitoring of glaucoma, monitoring of retinal health for diabetics, earlier detection of changes within the retina of the eye such as in macular degeneration, and imaging of the corneal layers and anterior portions of the eyes ... to name just a few.

Retinal Photography allows us to better monitor your eye health from year to year and to document your eyes at each visit along the way. We are including it as part of our routine examination for all patients over the age of 18 (there may be an additional fee for those patients covered under Extended Health Care Benefits with Saskatchewan Health).

** We recommend everyone have retinal photos taken at every annual or biannual visit as part of their complete ocular examination because “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

Insurance & Payment

We accept the following forms of payment: Cash, Debit, MasterCard, and Visa.

We do accept personal cheques, however it is office policy that we do not release copies of eyeglasses prescriptions, contact lenses, or send glasses to our lens edging lab until the cheque has cleared. This is may create up to a 10 business day hold.

Eye examinations are FREE for all children until the age of 18 years, with a valid Saskatchewan Health Card. This includes routine yearly examinations, as well as all minor examinations that may be needed in between.

Adults (18 years and over) are responsible to pay for their examinations on their own unless covered under the programs listed below:

  • Extended Healthcare Benefits through Saskatchewan Health that include: National Health and Welfare (NH&W), FHB (Family Health Benefits), Supplemental Health, and Senior's Income Plan (SIP). Please notify us upon booking your appointment if you have coverage with any of these programs. You must bring your letter from Saskatchewan Health or your Treaty Card with you to your appointment.
  • National Health and Welfare (NH&W)
  • Medicated Diabetics are covered once yearly for most tests comprising a complete examination as of October 2014. Some fees still apply for necessary tests not included under the diabetic program.
  • Occupational Safety Eye Wear plans, if they are part of the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists OVC (Occupational Vision Care) Plan, can be direct billed to your place of employment. You must bring your signed safety vision form from work with you to your appointment in order for us to guide you to the correct product for your workplace and process your order.
  • Urgent and Emergency appointments: Saskatchewan residents of all ages are covered under their Saskatchewan Health Card for urgent examinations related to red eyes (including dry eyes, eyelid conditions, eye injuries and eye infections), as well as newly discovered floaters and flashes.

If you have private health insurance or an employee benefit program through work (example: Sunlife, Great West, Blue Cross, etc) bring your form along and we will be happy to fill it in for you.

If you are unsure if you have coverage, please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.